Fruit to the fore

Chinese consumers have shown an increased liking for kiwifruit, to judge by the latest trade figures.

A lift in the value of fruit exports has helped offset falling dairy receipts over the past year.

Nervous for Silver Fern Farms

A shareholder asks Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett a question at last year's meeting that approved the deal with ...

A stand-alone Silver Fern Farms remains just one bad year away from a financial disaster, writes Keith Woodford.

Bobby calf safeguards in force

Bobby calves destined for sale or slaughter must be at least four days old before they can be taken off farm.

Farmers and transporters will have to follow a new set of rules for transporting bobby calves by August 1.

Dairy protein to help sedentary

Cameron Mitchell, research fellow at Auckland University's Liggins Institute, loves mountain climbing. Here he is on Mt ...

A scientist is working to help middle-aged and older people out of their armchairs and into activity.

Disease clips ewe pregnancies

Newborn lambs in a paddock near Palmerston North.

Fewer lambs might be born as a result of facial eczema takes its toll on on ewes.

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opinion

Nervous times for Silver Fern Farms

A shareholder asks Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett a question at last year's meeting that approved the deal with ...

A stand-alone Silver Fern Farms remains just one bad year away from a financial disaster, writes Keith Woodford.

Scallop closure essential

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Pondering the ramifications of Brexit

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Bobby calf safeguards in force

Bobby calves destined for sale or slaughter must be at least four days old before they can be taken off farm.

Farmers and transporters will have to follow a new set of rules for transporting bobby calves by August 1.

Dairy farmers ready for calving

Calving is about to descend on dairy farmers to make their schedules even busier.

Lyn Webster says although the world is crying out for protein, no-one seems to want to pay for it.

Pondering the ramifications of Brexit

Globalisation is the process by which businesses develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.

advice

Know your beekepers

Bees can fly several kilometres to feed, but there is a limit to how many hives an area can sustain.

Although manuka honey has brought many benefits to Taranaki, its rapid growth has caused the odd hiccup too.

What's China got against NZ? gallery video

Is China really angry enough at New Zealand to throttle our dairy, wool and fruit exports? Here are the facts.

Dairy farmers are advised to make a business plan before they get caught up with calving.

Make a business plan ahead of busy spring period

The term "planning" has been a major point of discussion at a number of farm discussion groups we have attended in the past few weeks.

aquaculture

'Camilla' birthday gives seafood hope video

Cawthron scientist Kevin Heasman with scampi being raised under infrared light at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park.

Cawthron Institute scientists have raised the world's first New Zealand scampi in captivity.

Sucking up the seabed

Removing contaminated sediment through a vacuum could help salmon farms meet management guidelines.

Waikawa Bay Dive Centre owner Stuart Scaife says the scallop season closure will impact his Picton business.

Scallop downturn expected

Dive centre owner says he relies on a good summer diving season to survive the winter months.

beef

Disease clips ewe pregnancies

Newborn lambs in a paddock near Palmerston North.

Fewer lambs might be born as a result of facial eczema takes its toll on on ewes.

Indonesia beef access confidence

Meat processing company Alliance Group is upbeat after trade trip to Indonesia.

A new season's heifer calf feeding.

Dairy farmers ready for calving

Calving is about to descend on dairy farmers to make their schedules even busier.

Sheep

Pregnant ewes despite dry times

Maiden hogget pregnancy rates are up in Marlborough

Drought-hit Marlborough farmers record the best pregnancy rates for their ewe flocks in 20 years.

Alliance lamb packs for China

Red meat processor and exporter Alliance Group is sending market-ready retail packs to China.

A Welsh woman plans on staying in Southland after Invercargill's world shearing and woolhandling championships.

Welsh champ settles in Southland

New Welsh woolhandling champion Robyn Charlton is heading to Southland.

cropping

Fruit to the fore

Chinese consumers have shown an increased liking for kiwifruit, to judge by the latest trade figures.

A lift in the value of fruit exports has helped offset falling dairy receipts over the past year.

Sowing the seed for 2017 Taranaki Ballance awards

Organisers of a prestigious Taranaki farm environment contest say prospective entrants have nothing to lose.

Roxburgh fruit grower Jack Gilchrist competes in a pruning activity in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower competition.

Roxburgh grower places third

A Central Otago orchardist has been awarded third place at a national young grower competition.

agribusiness

Growing pains for wine industry

More than 30 RSE workers sit down to an evening meal in Blenheim on Tuesday.

0 min ago  A labour summit is being held to discuss the challenges facing the booming Marlborough wine industry.

Rabobank looks to expand

The world's leading agribusiness bank, Rabobank, has a new CEO.

Chinese consumers have shown an increased liking for kiwifruit, to judge by the latest trade figures.

Fruit to the fore

A lift in the value of fruit exports has helped offset falling dairy receipts over the past year.

Discovery

Tech from the farmer's view

DairyNZ scientist Callum Eastwood worked at a youth hostel in the Canadian Rockies during his OE.

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who believes technology has an important role but will never replace a good farmer.

Always up for a challenge

Scientist goes from textile chemist to entomologist to public health researcher, and is now researching special milks.

Cather Simpson: Associate professor of physics and chemical sciences, University of Auckland, and director of the Photon ...

Goosebumps at Photon Factory

Knowledge of the composition of milk offers opportunities for farmers to improve productivity.

rural women

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Landscape farmed by Outstandingly Nice Landowners.

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Know your beekepers

Although manuka honey has brought many benefits to Taranaki, its rapid growth has caused the odd hiccup too.

Lyn Webster says although the world is crying out for protein, no-one seems to want to pay for it.

Pondering the ramifications of Brexit

Globalisation is the process by which businesses develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.

Video

‘Rent men’ are paid just to listen

Anyone in need of company can sign up to his Japanese online service to rent a man for $13.60 an hour.

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